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Johnston receives military honor

By Staff | Apr 1, 2010

General David H. Petraeus (left) awards the Combat Action Badge to Carter Johnston.

LAHAINA — Maui resident Carter Johnston recently received his Combat Action Badge (CAB) from General David H. Petraeus.

Johnston attended ROTC at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He graduated in 2006.

As an Army officer, he is now deployed in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, where he flies Apache Longbow attack helicopters.

The CAB was awarded for his actions on the battlefield. The badge is awarded to soldiers who actively engage or are engaged by the enemy and adhere to the Rules of Engagement.

Johnston performed extremely well during stressful situations and ensured the safety of ground units.

He is married to Kimberly Johnston of Lahaina and has a 15-month-old daughter named Reagan.  

Although Carter considers Maui his home, he and his family are currently stationed in Savannah, Georgia, at Hunter Army Airfield.

Carter will come home to Maui in June to spend two weeks of much needed R&R time with his family.

Kimberly concluded, “His family eagerly awaits his safe return in December!”